SUMMARY · Pregnant Bodies Fertile Minds Gender Race and the Schooling of Pregnant Teens

Pregnant Bodies Fertile Minds Gender Race and the Schooling of Pregnant Teens

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Focusing on fifty girls enrolled in a model public school program for pregnant teens Luttr

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Ell explores how pregnant girls experience society's view of them and also considers how t

3 thoughts on “Pregnant Bodies Fertile Minds Gender Race and the Schooling of Pregnant Teens

  1. says:

    I am glad that Wendy Luttrell wrote this book I enjoyed 'listening' to the teen girls stories and enjoyed viewing their collages that represented themselves However being a black female I didn't learn anything new about black teenage girls However I think it is a GREAT book for people who work in the field of Education and honestly don't understand a the complex identity process that working class african american girls go through in America let alone being pregnant and b how to be conscious of their own 'whiteness' and Euro Anglo centric view of 'deviance' I got the feeling that this book was intended for white middle class educators who teach or may teach working class african american pregnant teenagers I am glad that Wendy depicted the pregnant girls in a positive light Wendy clearly states that she doesn't want to stereotype She explains to the reader that she herself is coming from a white middle class background That acknowledgement of her 'whiteness' and white privilege are important in understanding who she is as a researcher I like the fact she explains to the reader how she did her research and her honest directness of telling the audience how she felt while doing her field research and what challenges her own identity created while trying to connect to and understand the 50 individual pregnant girls she interacted with Overall it is great to see that she does not construct teenage pregnancy as 'deviant' behavior The girls in this book are HUMANIZED

  2. says:

    I liked a LOT of this book She manages to wholly escape the disturbing addiction to pathologizing pregnant teens and makes no attempt to help the audience answer the uestion of how it happened Instead she brings us closer to the lives of a number of young pregnant women mostly Black women in a high school where she did a program with them She shares their artwork their voices She helps to unpack and explain what it really means to these young women to be mothers to claim their potential babies as good and worthy And in the third part she talks a lot about her thoughts on and approach to ethnographic fieldwork She lets the reader into her mind a lot lets us see repeatedly where she fails And I am glad that she shares her failures with us But especially at the end it moves from a way to bring people in to imho overly confessional It begins to feel less like insight into her limitations and like an apology for them Further throughout the book she struggled with race as an important site for identity construction and one which she was not comfortable with Although there is plenty wrong with this book than I've included here this is still one of the better ones out there I appreciate the ethnography and the starting place of understanding these young women as normal rather than deviant as complex individuals rather than victims of the state or some sort of childlike incompetence This is an important addition to what's out there on teen pregnancy and adolescent sexuality generally

  3. says:

    see? weird

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